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Taking Tires for a Test Drive
Taking Tires for a Test Drive

July 24, 2017
If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project.

Six Months In: Q&A with Yokohama COO, Jeff Barna
Six Months In: Q&A with Yokohama COO, Jeff Barna

July 7, 2017
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s New COO, Jeff Barna candidly looks at his first six months at Yokohama and what he sees as the latest tire industry trends and...

The Rolling Resistance Paradox
The Rolling Resistance Paradox

June 23, 2017
Looking for a tire with the lowest possible rolling resistance? If that’s your only consideration, you might not be happy with the tire you get.

Retreading to Maximize Casing Value
Retreading to Maximize Casing Value

June 2, 2017
Retreading extends the life of the most expensive part of the tire, which lowers cost per mile significantly. This is part five in a five-part series for...

What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing
What You Should Know About Tire and Wheel Balancing

June 1, 2017
Balanced tires and wheels have been shown to save fuel, but balancing can also save tires -- and money. Part four in Jim Park's five-part series for...

Align the Truck Before the Need Arises
Align the Truck Before the Need Arises

May 31, 2017
Your tires will tell you if your vehicle is running straight and true. Don't wait 'till it's too late.

Keep up the Pressure
Keep up the Pressure

May 30, 2017
Under-inflation is the leading cause of blowouts while contributing to poor fuel economy and premature wear. This is the second in a special five-part...

Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run
Regular Tire Inspections Save Time in the Long Run

May 29, 2017
National Tire Safety Week is more for consumers and passenger car drivers, but given tires' third-place ranking in trucking fleets' operating costs, we...

What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?
What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

May 23, 2017
Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low...

To Outset, or Not to Outset
To Outset, or Not to Outset

April 28, 2017
Fleets spec’ing wide single tires need to decide upfront whether to trade the vehicle as is or to spec axles and wheels for a later conversion to duals.

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